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Cal Poly Study Identifies the Top Strategies for Successful Weight Loss Maintenance

Jan 23, 2020

Tracking what you eat is one of the most effective behaviors reported by people who successfully maintain weight loss. (Photo courtesy WW International, Inc.)
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Just in time for the New Year, a new Cal Poly study shows that if you want to lose weight and keep it off, building healthy dietary, self-monitoring and psychological coping strategies may be the keys to success.

Cal Poly Philosophy Professor Awarded Grant to Study Predictive Policing

Jan 22, 2020

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly philosophy Professor Ryan Jenkins received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the ethics of using artificial intelligence to assist police officers in anticipating crime before it happens.

Researchers from Cal Poly, (including philosophy professors Patrick Lin and Keith Abney), and the University of Florida have partnered to conduct the study, which was awarded a total of $509,946 to fund three years of research.

Cal Poly to Again Provide Free Tax Preparation for Underserved Communities

Jan 22, 2020

Accounting students with VITA program have prepared basic forms on campus annually since 1991; additional Saturday clinics will be held in Oceano and Santa Maria 

SAN LUIS OBISPO — For the 29th consecutive year, Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business is providing free tax return preparation assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Cal Poly’s on-campus VITA clinics will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays from Feb. 1 through March 14.

Cal Poly Ethnic Studies Chair Denise Isom Receives Cross Cultural Centers’ Annual MLK Legacy Award

Jan 17, 2020

Denise Isom, professor and chair of the Ethnic Studies Department, receives the 2020 MLK Legacy Award during the Cross Cultural Centers’ third annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, held Jan. 15 at Cal Poly. Photos by Cal Poly University Photographer Joe Johnston.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The recipient of the 2020 Martin Luther King Legacy Award is a department chair who works with determination and devotion to create a more just, equitable and diverse Cal Poly campus.

Media Advisory — Ag Showcase Career Fair Set for Jan. 16-17 at Cal Poly

Jan 15, 2020

What: Cal Poly’s Agribusiness Management and National Agri-Marketing Association Club will host its annual Ag Showcase — the largest career fair in the university’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences — on Jan. 16-17. The event features 100 companies spanning the agricultural industry — including such areas as produce, animal pharmaceuticals, and floral and herbicides/pesticides. More than 500 students are expected, seeking jobs and summer internships in this event that is described as “more than a career fair.”

Cal Poly Mustang Marching Band to Perform in Chinese New Year Parade on Feb. 8 in San Francisco

Jan 15, 2020

The Cal Poly Mustang Marching Band performs at the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco in 2018.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Mustang Marching Band has been invited to participate for the sixth time in the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, Feb. 8, in San Francisco.

The Mustang Marching Band performed for the Chinese New Year Parade for the first time in 2014 and was among 15 marching bands that participated. The band has been awarded first place in the adult marching bands category at each appearance. 

Cal Poly to Present Free ‘Night of Chamber Music’ on Feb. 7

Jan 15, 2020

Photo of the Cal Poly Brass Choir.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Several of Cal Poly’s finest student music ensembles will perform traditional and contemporary chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church

“A Night of Chamber Music” will feature performances by a brass quintet, woodwind quintet, saxophone quartet, a large clarinet ensemble, a brass choir and a jazz combo. This annual event, formerly called “Night at the Mission,” has long been a favorite of student performers and audiences alike. 

Cal Poly to Present ‘Change the Subject’ Documentary, Discussion on Feb. 4

Jan 15, 2020

Promotional image for "Change the Subject" documentarySAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Kennedy Library invites community members to a screening of the documentary “Change the Subject” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 4, in the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly. Dartmouth College student activists and librarian Jill Baron, who are featured in the documentary, will hold a panel discussion after the screening.

Cal Poly to Host 2020 International Graphic Communication Week Jan. 21-24

Jan 14, 2020

A student sets letters in the Shakespeare Press Museum at Cal Poly.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department will host International Graphic Communication Week from Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 21-24, in San Luis Obispo, California.

Cal Poly Recognized Among Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for 2020

Jan 14, 2020

SAN LUIS OBISPO –– Cal Poly has been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for the third time by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. The university earned the distinction in 2017 and 2019. 


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